Altenahr is a municipality in the district of Ahrweiler, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the administrative centre for the eponymous collective municipality, to which it belongs. Altenahr is a state-recognised tourist resort and is ranked as a for state planning purposes. Grundzentrum [2 ]
Altenahr, aerial photograph, 2015
Geography [ edit ]
Location [ edit ]
Altenahr is situated on the river
Ahr, on the northeastern edge of the Ahr Hills. part of the Eifel mountains, approximately 10 kilometres west of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler and about 35 kilometres southwest of Bonn.
Administrative organisation [ edit ]
The municipality of Altenahr comprises the following parishes: Altenahr, Altenburg, Kreuzberg and Reimerzhoven.
Neighbouring municipalities [ edit ]
Altenahr borders on the following neighbouring municipalities, listed clockwise from the north:
Kalenborn, Grafschaft, Mayschoß, Ahrbrück, Lind and Berg.
Climate [ edit ]
precipitation is 668 mm which is in the middle third of readings collected for Germany as a whole. 34 % of weather stations of the German Meteorological Service record lower values. The driest month is February, the greatest amount of rain falls in July; 1.6 times that of February. However, in general the level of precipitation varies little and is evenly distributed over the year. Only 13 % of weather stations record lower seasonal variations.
History [ edit ]
Photograph of Altenahr in about 1900.
Altenahr was first mentioned in 893 in the
Incorporations [ edit ]
On 7 June 1969 the hitherto independent municipality of Kreuzberg, with its 560 inhabitants, was incorporated into Altenahr.
Population growth [ edit ]
The growth in Altenahr's population related to the present-day municipal area; the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
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References [ edit ]